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UFC on Fox 8 Results: Live Reaction for Every Fight

Nathan McCarterFeatured ColumnistOctober 26, 2016

UFC on Fox 8 Results: Live Reaction for Every Fight

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    Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his UFC Flyweight Championship against John Moraga on Saturday evening. It was a complete performance for the best flyweight in the world.

    In the co-main event, Rory MacDonald won a lackluster bout with Jake Ellenberger. The fireworks didn't come, but MacDonald put on a clinic with his jab.

     

    Quick Results:

    UFC Flyweight Championship: Demetrious Johnson defeats John Moraga via submission (armbar) at 3:43 of the fifth round

    Rory MacDonald defeats Jake Ellenberger by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

    Robbie Lawler defeats Bobby Voelker by knockout at 0:24 of the second round

    Liz Carmouche defeats Jessica Andrade by TKO at 3:57 of the second round

    Jorge Masvidal defeats Michael Chiesa via submission (D'Arce choke) at 4:59 of the second round

    Danny Castillo defeats Tim Means by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

    Melvin Guillard defeats Mac Danzig by knockout at 2:47 of the second round

    Daron Cruickshank defeats Yves Edwards by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)

    Ed Herman defeats Trevor Smith by split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28)

    Germaine de Randamie defeats Julie Kedzie by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

    Justin Salas defeats Aaron Riley by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

    Yaotzin Meza defeats John Albert via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:49 of the second round

UFC Flyweight Championship: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga

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    Round 1

    Moraga out quickly. The flyweights are so quick it is borderline ridiculous. Moraga lands a body kick. Low leg kick from Johnson. Strong leg kick by Moraga. Moraga clinches with Johnson, and moves him to the cage. Johnson takes Moraga to the floor. He is in side control. Johnson tries for the mounted crucifix, but ends up in half-guard. Moraga tries to get up, but Johnson sprawls on top of him. Johnson locks up a guillotine at the horn.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Johnson.

    Round 2

    Johnson switches levels in the blink of an eye, and Moraga is on his back. Johnson passes to side control. Mounted crucifix, but Moraga battles out of it. Knees to the body from Mighty Mouse. Moraga scrambles, but Johnson stays on top. Johnson back to side control. Moraga spins, but Johnson stays tight. Johnson lands good shots as Moraga works his way up. Johnson slams him down. Johnson has his back with one hook in. Moraga stands. They break against the fence. Johnson shoots in and takes Moraga down with ease. Back to side control. Moraga works to half-guard. Johnson finishes the round with ground and pound.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Johnson.

    Round 3

    Moraga tries to close the distance, but Johnson is out of the way before he gets halfway. Johnson with another takedown. Johnson moves to side control. Moraga spins to his knees, and Johnson takes his back. Moraga stands. Moraga storms forward, but Johnson avoids damage. Moraga tries to put Johnson down, but Johnson turns and tosses Moraga on his back. Outstanding. Kimura attempt! He lost it, and Moraga is on top. Johnson pops up. Moraga lands a knee to the body. Moraga takes Johnson down, but Johnson gets up immediately.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Johnson.

    Round 4

    Body kick from Johnson. Mighty Mouse gets another takedown. Moraga gets to his knees, but Johnson stays attached. Johnson gets his back, but he lets Moraga stand eventually. Johnson lands a nice knee. Johnson with another takedown. Moraga throws up his legs for a triangle, but it's too sloppy. They stand. Johnson lands a knee to the face. Johnson lands a couple good knees to the body on the ground. They are back on their feet. High kick by the champion grazes Moraga. Moraga lands a strong punch, and Johnson responds with a takedown.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Johnson.

    Round 5

    Moraga sense the urgency. Johnson drops levels, takes Moraga down. Passes to side control. Moraga spins to his knees again, but Johnson puts him right back on his back. The champion moves to side control once more, and Moraga goes to the turtle position. They stand briefly, but Johnson drags him down. Good knees to the ribcage from Johnson. Johnson goes from the Kimura to the armbar, and he gets the tap!

     

    Johnson defeats Moraga via submission (armbar) at 3:43 of the fifth round

     

    What a championship performance. It's time to put Demetrious Johnson in the top five of the pound-for-pound list. Period.

Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger

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    Round 1

    MacDonald was precise with his jab for the full five minutes. Ellenberger is on the outside, but he is so explosive it only takes one shot. MacDonald is managing the distance extremely well.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 MacDonald.

    Round 2

    More of the same from the first. Ellenberger cannot close the distance. That's the key.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 MacDonald.

    Round 3

    More of the same, but Ellenberger actually landed a clean shot this round. And he got the takedown.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Ellenberger, and the fight 29-28 MacDonald.

     

    MacDonald defeats Ellenberger by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

     

    MacDonald won this by managing distance with his jab. It was dominant. Ellenberger needed to get wreckless in order to have a chance, but had he done that it was likely MacDonald would capitalize. If Ellenberger shot in for the takedown earlier than the third this could have been a different, more competitive and more entertaining encounter.

    Time will tell if the UFC gives MacDonald a title shot coming off the lackluster, but dominant, performance.

Robbie Lawler vs. Bobby Voelker

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    Round 1

    A feeling out process in the opening minute. Lawler takes Voelker to the mat. Voelker gets to his feet. Lawler lands a knee to the body. Voelker is busted open. Good combination from Lawler. Voelker wipes the blood away. Lawler throws a head kick, but Voelker blocks it. Lawler throws another head kick, and then comes with a flying knee. Both miss. Lawler is headhunting.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Lawler.

    Round 2

    Head kick drops Voelker. He is able to land one shot on the ground before the referee can save Voelker.

     

    Lawler defeats Voelker by knockout at 0:24 of the second round.

     

    Lawler looked crisp. He is a dangerous welterweight, and he could be in the mix with another win or two.

Liz Carmouche vs. Jessica Andrade

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    Round 1

    Andrade wants to touch gloves, but Carmouche doesn't oblige. Carmouche pushes her against the fence, and unloads a knee to the face. Carmouche takes Andrade down. In side control. Andrade gets to her knees, but Carmouche stays on top. Andrade stands. Carmouche trips her down. Working from half-guard. Carmouche goes to side control again. Andrade rolls, and stands. Andrade puts Carmouche on her back. Andrade locks in a guillotine as Carmouche gets up. One minute to go. Thirty seconds, and Andrade is still holding on to the choke.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Carmouche.

    Round 2

    Andrade comes forward, and Carmouche dumps her. Carmouche dropping some ground and pound. She moves to side control. Mounts. Big ground and pound, Andrade rolls over and gets flattened out. Carmouche locks in a rear-naked choke, but Andrade escapes. She eats more punches from Carmouche. Big elbows! Andrade is merely surviving. Carmouche has unloaded a lot of punches, and Herb Dean stops the bout.

     

    Carmouche defeats Andrade by TKO at 3:57 of the second round

     

    Andrade showed a lot of heart and technique, but Carmouche's strength from top did not allow her to get back in the fight. She dropped big ground and pound, and finally got the bout stopped. Big win for the Girl-Rilla.

Michael Chiesa vs. Jorge Masvidal

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    Round 1

    Chiesa sets up a takedown attempt with his strikes, but Masvidal defends. Chiesa takes him down after a lengthy battle. Masvidal stands. Chiesa rocks Masvidal! He goes for a guillotine. Masvidal is out and unloads a combination on Chiesa. Chiesa throwing more combinations. A straight left from Chiesa lands. Masvidal lands a sweeping right. Another right lands.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Chiesa.

    Round 2

    Chiesa takes Masvidal down, but Masvidal locks in a guillotine. Chiesa escapes! They are standing again. Chiesa is trying hard for a takedown. Masvidal defends. Masvidal lands a right. Masvidal catches a kick, Chiesa tries to kick with his other leg and now Masvidal works from top position. Nice elbows from Masvidal. Big ground and pound now. Masvidal goes for a D'Arce choke. Chiesa taps at the bell!

     

    Masvidal defeats Chiesa via submission (D'Arce choke) at 4:59 of the second round

     

    Chiesa looked much improved early on, but the veteran took over in the second round. Masvidal is a quality lightweight, and this was a good test for Chiesa. Excellent bout all the way around, and beneficial to both fighters.

Danny Castillo vs. Tim Means

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    Round 1

    Castillo slips on a kick, and Means ends up on his back. Castillo tries to open him up on the mat so that he can generate offense. Top control, but nothing more. Means works to his feet, and Castillo takes him back down. Castillo has his back. Means gets up to his feet after shrugging Castillo off. Castillo bullies his way inside for another takedown.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Castillo.

    Round 2

    Castillo eats a knee from Means. Castillo cannot get inside the reach of Means. Castillo lands an outside leg kick. Castillo takes Means down. Less than a minute to go. Means gets back to his feet, but Castillo drags him back down.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Castillo.

    Round 3

    Two minutes goes by with little to no offense landing cleanly. Means unloads a couple strong knees to the grill of Castillo. Means lands another good knee. Castillo goes for another takedown, but Means defends well. Castillo's relentlessness gets the takedown. Means reverses and puts Castillo on his back. One minute to go. Castillo back to his feet.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Means, and the fight 29-28 Castillo.

     

    Castillo defeats Means by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

     

    Castillo had trouble getting inside the reach, and the takedowns came in handy. Another lackluster affair for the fight card.

Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard

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    Round 1

    Guillard pumps the jab out. Good outside leg kick by Guillard. A brief clinch against the fence, and then Danzig pushes off. Another good outside leg kick, and Guillard follows it up with an overhand right. Good stiff jab by Guillard. Danzig goes in, but Guillard defends. Guillard just misses with a blistering left hook. He lands a left. Strong body kick by Guillard.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Guillard.

    Round 2

    Danzig gets Guillard's back, but Guillard fights him off. The speed of Guillard has been the difference early on, but Danzig is the aggressor. Guillard happy to counter. Guillard drops Danzig! He puts him to sleep with big ground and pound.

     

    Guillard defeats Danzig by knockout at 2:47 of the second round

     

    Speed. Speed. Speed.

Yves Edwards vs. Daron Cruickshank

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    Round 1

    The lightweights touch gloves, and they get underway. Quick body kick from Cruickshank. Edwards grazes Cruickshank with a head kick. Edwards wades in with a flurry. Most of the strikes are being blocked. One minute left to go in the round. Edwards has been the aggressor.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Edwards.

    Round 2

    Edwards lands a right hook to the body. Cruickshank is close to a big counter, but Edwards is just barely out of the way each time. Cruickshank lands a high kick, but it was partially blocked. Straight left by Edwards slips through. Body kick by Cruickshank. Edwards lands a kick to the midsection. Good combination from the longtime veteran.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Edwards.

    Round 3

    Edwards lands a kick to the body, but Cruickshank catches it. This is more of the same. Edwards controlling the Octagon, pushing forward and neither man landing a series of strikes. Cruickshank throws an axe kick. One minute to go. Cruickshank goes for a single, but it's easily thwarted.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Edwards, and the fight 30-27 Edwards.

     

    Cruickshank defeats Edwards by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)

     

    It wasn't a very exciting fight, but it also wasn't a terrible bout. A lot of missed strikes by both individuals. These judges, I just don't know.

Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith

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    Round 1

    They clinch after a brief exchange, and it's Smith that has Herman against the fence. Good knee from Smith, and a good uppercut from Herman. Smith is laying some good knees in to the stomach of Herman. Herman clips Smith with a left hook! An uppercut lands. Smith rocks Herman! Herman lands a right, and he tries to brawl in the clinch. They separate. Smith lands an uppercut. Herman lands more as the round closes.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Herman.

    Round 2

    Smith lands a head kick, but Herman capitalizes on a slip. Smith gets up, and lands a kick on the way up. They clinch against the fence. Smith lands a body kick. Smith puts Herman on his butt with a takedown attempt. Herman fights to his feet. They exchange more big blows! Herman takes Smith down.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Herman.

    Round 3

    Smith lands a left early on. Herman takes Smith down. Smith goes for a guillotine, but Herman peels his hands apart. Herman goes for an arm-triangle. He loses it. Smith stands. Smith shoots in, but Herman stuffs the attempt. Inadvertent low blow will stop the action for a second. Smith lands a left hook. Herman continues to win the clinch battle with his uppercuts. Smith lands a couple strong knees to the body.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Herman, and the fight 30-27 Herman.

     

    Herman defeats Smith by split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28)

     

    A fun fight. Both men stood and slugged it out over the course of 15 minutes, but Herman edged Smith out.

Julie Kedzie vs. Germaine De Randamie

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    Round 1

    Kedzie goes for a shot, but it's nowhere close. De Randamie slips, and Kedzie comes forward. They clinch. De Randamie throws good knees to the body. Knee after knee lands to the midsection. Kedzie reverses position, but that is short lived. The referee separates them in response to the boos of the crowd, but not the action. Body kick is caught by Kedzie, but de Randamie stays upright. Big knees from de Randamie.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 de Randamie.

    Round 2

    De Randamie lands a good straight right. Good combination from Kedzie that finished with an uppercut. Kedzie drives through on a takedown, and de Randamie is on her back. Kedzie lands a few punches to the side of the head. Top control, but not a lot of damage.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Kedzie.

    Round 3

    Kedzie comes forward to make this a brawl, but de Randamie clinches. Kedzie drops for a single, but she cannot complete it. De Randamie lands a good knee against the fence. They separate. De Randamie tags Kedzie with a right. Good body kick from Kedzie. Another straight right finds Kedzie's face. Kedzie misses on a wheel kick. De Randamie throws a body kick, but Kedzie takes her down off of it. De Randamie lands elbows from the bottom.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 de Randamie, and the fight 29-28 de Randamie.

     

    de Randamie defeats Kedzie by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

     

    It was a little too late for Kedzie with the takedown in the third. De Randamie got an advantage on the feet, and was able to land some elbows from the bottom. Kedzie was unable to do damage after the takedown. That was essentially the fight. Kedzie was simply unable to close the distance for the majority of the fight. A good win for the crafty Thai striker as she picks up another win. Her development will be interesting to watch.

Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas

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    Round 1

    Riley comes forward from the outset. Salas lands a kick inside. Salas circles on the outside as Riley tries to stalk. Salas takes Riley down briefly, but he pops up. Salas is mixing up his striking. Riley lands a left hand. Salas with another takedown that sees Riley get right back to his feet. Round closes with Riley trying to press forward, but not offering much offense.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Salas.

    Round 2

    There is swelling around the right eye of Salas. Riley gets takedown down right away, but Riley pushes him off and stands up. Riley continues to come forward. Salas comes forward this time, and he lands some knees from the clinch. Riley's nose is busted. Salas lands a kick to the body, but Riley catches it. He's unable to capitalize. Most of the strikes, by both men, are errant or blocked.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Salas.

    Round 3

    Unless something changes, this is looking exactly like the previous two rounds. Riley comes forward, gets countered and cannot muster much offense for himself. Riley gets poked in the eye, and the action is halted briefly. Back to action we go. Riley cannot find the mark as Salas circles. Head kick from Riley lands as Salas backs away. The one strike doesn't negate the other 4:59 of the round.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Salas, and the fight 30-27 Salas.

     

    Salas defeats Riley by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

     

    It wasn't the most exciting fight, but I'm sure Salas will take the win over a grizzled veteran like Riley. Also, a split decision is mind-numbing.

John Albert vs. Yaotzin Meza

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    Round 1

    Stream issues have prevented me from bringing you the first round of action. From all accounts, Meza worked well from top position for the majority of the round. The round closed with Meza attempting a guillotine, but Albert separating the hands and surviving.

    Round 2

    Meza goes for a takedown, but it's defended. Albert goes for a guillotine, but then switches to a triangle. He tries to lock it up. He adjusts and gets it tighter. Meza gets out, takes his back and goes for a rear-naked choke. Albert rolls over, Meza flattens him out and goes for the choke again. He taps.

     

    Meza d. Albert via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:49 of the second round

     

    Albert gassed his legs in the triangle attempt, and got sloppy when he gave it up. Meza took the back, and it was just a matter of time. A good finish for Meza, but a disappointment for Albert.

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